| May 31, 2014
| 12:41 PM
"Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing.
And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown.
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Finnegans Wake, I'm Already Sexy, Divine Oath and The Pizza Man look like they're ready for prime time.
After winning Saturday's four Grade III Million Preview Day grass races at Arlington International Racecourse all are likely to go on to the main...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
And they’re off. Racing season in Del Mar, a Southern California staple since Bing Crosby welcomed the first guest to the horse racing track in 1937, opens July 17 and continues until Sept. 3 this year.
For the first time, Del Mar has added a 15-...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:28 PM
I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:13 PM
When California Chrome arrived at Churchill Downs earlier this year, his trainer, Art Sherman, kept hearing from people around the track why his horse wouldn't win the Kentucky Derby.
The knock: Instead of training at a well-heeled thoroughbred track,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Like movie previews, Million Preview Day gets people hooked on the plot but doesn't give away the ending.
Historically, the first place finishers in the four Million Preview Day races that will be run Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:23 PM
Right out of the gate, Santa Ana Country Club appeared as if it would be the team to beat in the 15th annual Jones Cup Wednesday at Shady Canyon Country Club.
But down the stretch Santa Ana faded and was left still searching for its first Jones Cup...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:08 PM
With the year's biggest fireworks displays and backyard barbecues days away, it's time to break out the red, white and blue. Here are some essentials for a patriotic party.
Sur La Table Stars and Stripes Table Runner
Style your table with this...
| Jul 1, 2014
After retiring as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Technical Publishing Co. in 1983, Jim Tafel immersed himself in thoroughbred racing, and the horses he owned and bred made sports headlines.
Queen Elizabeth II was seated in a...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:14 PM
When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt.
McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Patrice Wolfson is talking about a poster. It's a pretty special poster because it shows her favorite horse racing memory.
The poster displays a picture from the finish line of the 1978 Belmont Stakes, Affirmed edging out Alydar for the third time in 35...